By Andy Liegl from Comic Book Resources
Aspen Comics’ “10 For 10″ initiative sees the release of ten new titles throughout 2013 for the introductory price of $1 each. One of the series involved is the April-releasing “Jirni,” a story of magic and sorcery by “Soulfire” and “Fathom” writer J.T. Krul. Fresh off of his exclusive contract with DC Comics and New 52 runs on “Captain Atom” and “Green Arrow”, Krul’s workload has not diminished as April will also see the release of his first prose novel, “The Lost Spark.” A story over a decade in the making, the novel spins a tale starring a young girl on a magical quest to save her grandfather.
CBR News spoke with Krul about both projects, with the writer readily providing new details about “Jirni” and “The Lost Spark,” the challenges of writing prose and how his real life experiences have influenced his creations. Plus, exclusive cover art.
To read the full interview, go to ComicBookResources.com
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By Steve Sunu at Comic Book Resources
CBR News: Vince, before we start talking in detail about some of the new 10-for-10 titles, I’d like to touch on the teaser Aspen released for the promotion. How was the decision made to feature the series’ female leads in such a prominent fashion?
Vince Hernandez: We didn’t start out intentionally to make it a full-on, all female piece; it just organically worked that way. I won’t say we sat down and said, “Hey, we’re going to do a poster with ten females.” Ultimately, a lot of times these things are decided by what we think will be the best character for the piece, what we thought would make for the strongest composition of the overall poster. When we did this 10-for-10 poster, looked at each title, looked at the main characters for each series and said, “Which character do we think visually will be the most striking for the piece and which will be the most recognizable?” For the five returning 10-for-10 books, we wanted to make sure we had a character that would be recognizable — for example, Aspen Matthews or Grace from “Soulfire” or Iris from “Executive Assistant.” Our fans, when they see those characters, they know instantly what to expect. So we definitely wanted to put those on the returning ones.
To read the rest of this interview, check it out at ComicBookResources.com, or to catch up on all of the series talked about in this article, go to the AspenStore.com!